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The US Supreme Court held in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion, overruling long-standing precedent in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey. Since the Dobbs decision, trigger laws in 13 states have banned or will shortly ban abortions, and another 13 states are expected to follow suit. While trigger laws are being challenged in court, there is no question that many states will successfully ban, or severely curtail, abortions within their borders. Moreover, a number of those states would impose criminal penalties on abortion providers, pregnant people, and/or individuals or entities that “aid and abet” abortions. The Dobbs decision and states’ efforts to ban, curtail and/or criminalize abortions have created multiple legal issues that affect individuals and employers.
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and US Department of Justice (DOJ) have announced plans to monitor employers’ use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in hiring decisions that may discriminate against applicants with disabilities. On May 12, 2022, both agencies issued guidance outlining areas for concern regarding the use of AI in hiring decisions, which provide some insight into their intentions for litigation.
In June 2022, the US Supreme Court resolved an important issue regarding international arbitrations by ruling that, contrary to two previous appellate court rulings, a U.S. statute that authorizes federal courts to order discovery “for use in a proceeding in a foreign or international tribunal” does not apply to proceedings in foreign and international arbitrations before private adjudicatory bodies.
Learn about developments from 2021 in the Technology, Media and Telecom sector in the Asia and Asia-Pacific region (focus on Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam).
Learn about top 2021 developments and 2022 predictions in the Life Sciences & Healthcare sector in China.
Learn about top developments and predictions in the TMT sector (Technology, Media, and Telecom) in China.
In October 2022, President Biden issued the “Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards For United States Signals Intelligence
Activities” (“EO”), directing steps the US will take to implement commitments agreed to under the European Union-US Data Privacy Framework in March 2022. The EO details key steps to strengthen privacy and civil liberties safeguards for US signals intelligence activities and creates mechanisms for individuals to seek redress for the collection of personal information through intelligence activities in violation of applicable US law.
In this article we take on some common myths with Julie Johnson, Senior Manager of Legal Operations at Align Technology. Julie and her team were faced with an incomplete repository and tools that were not designed with legal in mind, which caused a lot of frustration for Legal and their stakeholders. With Julie’s leadership and the guidance of consulting firm UpLevel Ops, the Legal Ops team selected and implemented Checkbox, a workflow automation tool, to tackle the problem of the incomplete repository and lack of search functionality Julie provides insights on how her teams have achieved success by utilizing and customizing tech solutions at Align.
Learn about where Hong Kong stands on privacy protections on digital content.